Vice-President, International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP)
Shipra Narang Suri is an urban planner with a Ph.D. in Post-War Recovery Studies from the University of York, UK, and a keen interest in issues of livability and sustainability of cities, good urban governance, urban planning and management, as well as post conflict recovery and development. She has worked with the United Nations for nearly fifteen years, with UN-HABITAT in different capacities until 2006, and since then as freelance consultant working for UNESCO, various offices of UNDP, UN-HABITAT, as well as the private sector. She has worked in Asia, Africa, South Eastern Europe and the Middle-East. Shipra is an Associate of the Post-War Reconstruction and Development Unit (PRDU), University of York, UK, and has also been a guest lecturer at several universities in India, Europe and the US. Shipra Narang Suri is an editor of the international journal ‘CITY’; a member of a global think tank on ‘Livable Cities’ set up by Philips; as well as a member of the Board of Studies of the Department of Physical Planning, School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi. Shipra has been involved in the development and execution of a variety of development, research and training projects and programmes, and has several publications to her credit.